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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Online Shop Section


This section contains information about ordering and paying for copies, publications, events and our research service.

Pay online

We now offer online payment for most of our services. 

Visit the Record Office online shop to order and pay for:

You can pay online by credit card, debit card or PayPal.


Phone 03000 267 628 to pay for all our services, including copying orders and research, by credit or debit card, at these times:

Monday to Thursday: 8.45am - 4.45pm 
Friday:                        8.45am - 4.15pm

We cannot take your call on UK bank holidays.

Please note that we cannot take 'American Express' payments. 

Other ways to pay

Send payment to the address included in contact us. Please do not send cash through the post. Cheques should be made payable to Durham County Council.

You can also pay by credit, debit card or cash in the Record Office search room.


"I wish to express my gratitude and high appreciation to the Durham County Record Office which, in recent years, has provided exceptional and invaluable service in my genealogical researches. Thanks to the DCRO, I have been able to trace my hitherto scarcely known roots in County Durham. Special acknowledgments go to Liz, David and Nick, who have indefatigably excelled in their jobs. 
The uncomplicated order form, the choice of online payment methods and the quickness of the results make the Durham County Record Office stand out among similar institutions, in England and elsewhere.
Luiz Eduardo C. Maya Ferreira
Deputy Consul General of Brazil in New York"

15 March 2019